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Healthy Turkey Chili

Healthy turkey chili is made with sweet potato and no beans so that it's Paleo and Whole30 friendly. Lean ground turkey is simmered with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and some pantry staples to make a quick and easy weeknight dinner (or meal prep!)
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Meal Prep, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 319kcal
Author Lauren
Cost $10.02 / $1.67 PER SERVING


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 ½ - 2 pounds 93% Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes undrained
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 12 ounces sweet potato peeled and cut into ½-1 inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon chili Powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 1 Tablespoon honey omit for Whole 30

Optional Toppings:

  • sliced green onions
  • avocado chunks
  • chopped cilantro


  • SAUTE THE PEPPERS AND ONIONS: Heat the oil in a large pot (with a lid) over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions and peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes over medium heat, or until the onions are soft and have golden brown edges. Add the garlic and stir for 30-60 seconds.
  • BROWN THE TURKEY: Add the turkey to the pan. Break up the meat and continue to cook over medium heat until the turkey is fully cooked through and no pink remains.
  • ADD THE REMAINING INGREDIENTS: Add the tomatoes, broth, sweet potatoes, chili powder, paprika, salt, basil, honey, and cinnamon to the meat mixture. Stir everything together and bring to a boil.
  • SIMMER: Reduce the heat to medium-low or to a setting that has the chili at a low simmer, cover and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and bring the heat back up to a rapid simmer (medium heat for me) and continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes.
  • SERVE: Let the chili cool for about 10 minutes. Top with avocado, onions, or cilantro. Enjoy!



Serving: 1g | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1018mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 19mg